Palin's tenure as Mayor/Governor

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Red Dawn, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Red Dawn
    Offline

    Red Dawn Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,224
    Thanks Received:
    456
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Liberal Socialist Paradise
    Ratings:
    +456
    News Analysis: Palin's tenure as Mayor/Governor: Personal vendettas, censorship, croynism, secrecy, and lying.

    i.e., your typical Republican politician.





    Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes

    By JO BECKER, PETER S. GOODMAN AND MICHAEL POWELL
    Published: September 13, 2008

    WASILLA, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin lives by the maxim that all politics is local, not to mention personal.

    So when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows as a qualification for running the roughly $2 million agency.


    When Ms. Palin had to cut her first state budget, she avoided the legion of frustrated legislators and mayors. Instead, she huddled with her budget director and her husband, Todd, an oil field worker who is not a state employee, and vetoed millions of dollars of legislative projects.

    And four months ago, a Wasilla blogger, Sherry Whitstine, who chronicles the governor’s career with an astringent eye, answered her phone to hear an assistant to the governor on the line, she said.

    “You should be ashamed!” Ivy Frye, the assistant, told her. “Stop blogging. Stop blogging right now!”.....

    Throughout her political career, she has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and sometimes blurred the line between government and personal grievance, according to a review of public records and interviews with 60 Republican and Democratic legislators and local officials.


    continued

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/u...1343324-tGxa66AkDRYq1tsNYpjoIw&pagewanted=all
     
  2. Ninja
    Offline

    Ninja Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,220
    Thanks Received:
    377
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Glorious People's Republic of California
    Ratings:
    +377
  3. jillian
    Offline

    jillian Princess Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    69,555
    Thanks Received:
    13,012
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    The Other Side of Paradise
    Ratings:
    +22,432
    Have you ever tried reading the NY Times on a subway???

    from your link:

    New York Times Circulation Plummets
     
  4. HoleInTheVoid
    Offline

    HoleInTheVoid Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Messages:
    860
    Thanks Received:
    89
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +89
    You mean politicians don't appoint rivals and enemies?

    srsly
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. jreeves
    Offline

    jreeves Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    6,588
    Thanks Received:
    315
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +315
    Exactly it comes from the same newspaper, who ran a story on Mccain, which was only substantiated by unnamed sources.....:doubt:
     
  6. Silence
    Offline

    Silence wanna lick?

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,820
    Thanks Received:
    456
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    FL
    Ratings:
    +457
    if even half of that is true then WOW... that's pretty scary stuff....
     
  7. jreeves
    Offline

    jreeves Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    6,588
    Thanks Received:
    315
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +315
    Don't worry its not....just another example of the media trying to elect Obama.

    CBSNews.com: Your former colleague Howard Wolfson argued that you all unintentionally paved the way for Palin by exposing some of the unfair media coverage that Hillary Clinton received. And, therefore, a lot of the media may now be treating Sarah Palin with kid gloves. Do you agree with that?

    Mark Penn: Well, no, I think the people themselves saw unfair media coverage of Senator Clinton. I think if you go back, the polls reflected very clearly what "Saturday Night Live" crystallized in one of their mock debates about what was happening with the press.

    I think here the media is on very dangerous ground. I think that when you see them going through every single expense report that Governor Palin ever filed, if they don't do that for all four of the candidates, they're on very dangerous ground. I think the media so far has been the biggest loser in this race. And they continue to have growing credibility problems. And I think that that's a real problem growing out of this election. The media now, all of the media — not just Fox News, that was perceived as highly partisan — but all of the media is now being viewed as partisan in one way or another. And that is an unfortunate development.

    CBSNews.com: So you think the media is being uniquely tough on Palin now?

    Mark Penn: Well, I think that the media is doing the kinds of stories on Palin that they're not doing on the other candidates. And that's going to subject them to people concluding that they're giving her a tougher time. Now, the media defense would be, "Yeah, we looked at these other candidates who have been in public life at an earlier time."

    What happened here very clearly is that the controversy over Palin led to 37 million Americans tuning into a vice-presidential speech, something that is unprecedented, because they wanted to see for themselves. This is an election in which the voters are going to decide for themselves. The media has lost credibility with them.
    Ex-Clinton Aide: Media Tougher On Palin, Political Players: Former Clinton Chief Strategist Mark Penn Argues The Press Has Lost Its Credibility - CBS News
     
  8. chapstic
    Offline

    chapstic Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    536
    Thanks Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    minnesota
    Ratings:
    +36
    speaking of scary. lets talk about yo-bama's friends. nevermind....
     
  9. Ninja
    Offline

    Ninja Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,220
    Thanks Received:
    377
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Glorious People's Republic of California
    Ratings:
    +377
    LOL. The article had absolutely nothing. Typical drivel from the Leftoid pod people.

    The lack of substance in any of the smears you and your buddies have tried to hurl at her tell me that (1) she's squeaky clean and (2) you guys are SCARED :badgrin:

    Meanwhile, the Palin Revolution continues:

    [youtube]BoIdhCL928I[/youtube]

    Enjoy, Silence :clap2:
     
  10. Modbert
    Offline

    Modbert Daydream Believer Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    33,178
    Thanks Received:
    2,957
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +2,962
    In the book of GOP Tactics:

    Rule #3: When you have nothing to respond to OP, drag Barack Obama into it somehow.
     

Share This Page